Sibelius’ punch recipe

“Punch recipe (for Satu’s christening party) 1 l water + sugar + jam + brandy or spirit. Add 2 bottles of wine when everything is completely cold. Add a few drops of Bergamot oil in a lump of sugar, which must be melted in the water. (N.B. All mineral waters make the punch black.”

Jean Sibelius, to Jussi Jalas, 9th April 1943

Cited at: www.sibelius.fi [accessed 31 Mar 2010].